The table below looks at the statistics for VB skills in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VB over the 3 months to 2 June 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
2 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 80 69 56
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -13
Contract jobs citing VB 10 12 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.69% 0.96% 1.44%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.22% 2.75% 4.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 7 1
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£200 £285 £140
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-29.82% +103.57%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £315 £335
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -5.97%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 3
Average hourly rate £15.25 - £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.05 - £17.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.45 - £131.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £25.80 £33.50
% change year-on-year
-5.02% -23.00%
VB
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the Manchester region.

Programming Languages Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
450 436 320
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 30.99% 34.71% 35.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 280 248 160
Average daily rate £350 £330 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £238 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £425 £368
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 13 19
Average hourly rate £19.25 £37.49 £22.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-48.65% +68.49%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.95 £14.00 £13.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.25 £45.00 £117.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.40 £35.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.53% +1.42%

VB
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing VB across the Manchester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

VB Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

VB
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing VB across the Manchester region.

VB Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

VB
Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VB across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 2 June 2015.

VB Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

VB
Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing VB across the Manchester region.

VB Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

VB
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VB within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 2 June 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Stockport - 1 - - 2
VB
North West

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 2 June 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester region citing VB also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited VB.

1 8 (61.54%) SQL Server
2 7 (53.85%) .NET
3 5 (38.46%) C#
3 5 (38.46%) SQL
4 4 (30.77%) Microsoft
4 4 (30.77%) Oracle
4 4 (30.77%) MS Excel
5 3 (23.08%) MS Access
5 3 (23.08%) Visual Studio
5 3 (23.08%) ASP.NET
5 3 (23.08%) OO
5 3 (23.08%) IIS
5 3 (23.08%) VBA
5 3 (23.08%) JavaScript
5 3 (23.08%) VB6
5 3 (23.08%) Oracle Database
6 2 (15.38%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 2 (15.38%) ISTQB
6 2 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (15.38%) Windows 7
6 2 (15.38%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (15.38%) Non-Functional Testing
6 2 (15.38%) Release Management
6 2 (15.38%) Performance Testing
6 2 (15.38%) Security Testing
6 2 (15.38%) Test Scripting
6 2 (15.38%) Umbraco
6 2 (15.38%) Security Cleared
6 2 (15.38%) Subversion
6 2 (15.38%) ISEB Practitioner

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 2 June 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester region citing VB also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited VB. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (23.08%) IIS
2 2 (15.38%) Umbraco
2 2 (15.38%) WebLogic Integration
2 2 (15.38%) WebLogic
2 2 (15.38%) Apache
2 2 (15.38%) Tomcat
2 2 (15.38%) SharePoint
2 2 (15.38%) MS Exchange
3 1 (7.69%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (7.69%) Confluence
3 1 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 4 (30.77%) MS Excel
2 2 (15.38%) MS Office
2 2 (15.38%) Photoshop
3 1 (7.69%) MS Project
3 1 (7.69%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (15.38%) FTP
2 1 (7.69%) DHCP
2 1 (7.69%) VoIP
2 1 (7.69%) DNS
2 1 (7.69%) OpenScape
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (61.54%) SQL Server
2 3 (23.08%) MS Access
2 3 (23.08%) Oracle Database
3 2 (15.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (15.38%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 7
4 1 (7.69%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (23.08%) Visual Studio
2 2 (15.38%) Subversion
3 1 (7.69%) JIRA
General
1 1 (7.69%) Back Office
1 1 (7.69%) Finance
1 1 (7.69%) Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (38.46%) Developer
2 3 (23.08%) Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Data Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) .NET Developer
3 2 (15.38%) ASP.NET Developer
3 2 (15.38%) Non-Functional Tester
3 2 (15.38%) Tester
4 1 (7.69%) Desktop Support
4 1 (7.69%) Project Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Development Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Programmer
4 1 (7.69%) Support Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Desktop Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Technical Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) VB Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Desktop Support Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) VB6 Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Digital Project Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Agile Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (53.85%) .NET
2 3 (23.08%) ASP.NET
3 2 (15.38%) .NET Framework
3 2 (15.38%) HTML
3 2 (15.38%) CSS
3 2 (15.38%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (15.38%) N-Tier
2 1 (7.69%) Computer Science
2 1 (7.69%) IVR
2 1 (7.69%) Mobile Banking
2 1 (7.69%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 2 (15.38%) Windows 7
1 2 (15.38%) SUSE
1 2 (15.38%) Windows
1 2 (15.38%) HPUX
1 2 (15.38%) Linux
2 1 (7.69%) Windows XP
2 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (23.08%) OO
2 2 (15.38%) Non-Functional Testing
2 2 (15.38%) Release Management
2 2 (15.38%) Performance Testing
2 2 (15.38%) Security Testing
2 2 (15.38%) Test Scripting
2 2 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (15.38%) Statistical Analysis
2 2 (15.38%) SOA
3 1 (7.69%) OOD
3 1 (7.69%) CRM
3 1 (7.69%) Project Management
3 1 (7.69%) Service Delivery
3 1 (7.69%) Change Management
3 1 (7.69%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (7.69%) Quantitative Analysis
3 1 (7.69%) TDD
3 1 (7.69%) Asset Management
3 1 (7.69%) Scrum
3 1 (7.69%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 5 (38.46%) C#
1 5 (38.46%) SQL
2 3 (23.08%) VBA
2 3 (23.08%) JavaScript
2 3 (23.08%) VB6
3 2 (15.38%) FoxPro (VFP)
3 2 (15.38%) VBScript
4 1 (7.69%) VB.NET
4 1 (7.69%) T-SQL
4 1 (7.69%) Java
4 1 (7.69%) PL/SQL
4 1 (7.69%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (15.38%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
1 2 (15.38%) ISTQB
1 2 (15.38%) Security Cleared
1 2 (15.38%) ISEB Practitioner
1 2 (15.38%) Degree
1 2 (15.38%) ISEB
2 1 (7.69%) MCP
2 1 (7.69%) MCSA
2 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (7.69%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) QA
System Software
1 2 (15.38%) Active Directory
2 1 (7.69%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (7.69%) XenApp
2 1 (7.69%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (15.38%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (7.69%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (7.69%) WSUS
2 1 (7.69%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (30.77%) Microsoft
1 4 (30.77%) Oracle
2 2 (15.38%) TIBCO
2 2 (15.38%) HP
3 1 (7.69%) SAP
3 1 (7.69%) Citrix
3 1 (7.69%) Siemens
3 1 (7.69%) Sophos
3 1 (7.69%) MobileIron
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